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by pinino
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 164 V6 TB Super ECU part no.
Replies: 15
Views: 15684

Re: 164 V6 TB Super ECU part no.

"but no change (actually during first go it got even worse" . . . still have to check the connector on speed sensor" See if you can revisit this "got even worse" area--maybe that's where it is. It seems dubious to me that the speedo sender connector L17 would cause a twitch on the tach too, but I gu...
by pinino
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 164 V6 TB Super ECU part no.
Replies: 15
Views: 15684

Re: 164 V6 TB Super ECU part no.

Thanks Alfan, that's comforting to know. I think there's an instrument cluster schematic there which would be helpful in determining the cause of this (fascinating) joint speedo-tach twitch. I notice that the other gauges are quiet.
by pinino
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 164 V6 TB Super ECU part no.
Replies: 15
Views: 15684

Re: 164 V6 TB Super ECU part no.

I wonder if this needle twitching might be caused by a bad solder joint in the instrument cluster itself, a line that supplies (or grounds) both speedo and tach potis. There's a discussion on the AlfaBB that touches on this : https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/164-168-1991-1995/102217-speedometer-woes...
by pinino
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4 wheel drive error code
Replies: 5
Views: 9755

Re: 4 wheel drive error code

I assume that the French text provided in the first post came from the Fiat-Lancia Tester. If so, you should get the English version of M12A viscomatic module, member "Alfisty" can help you.
by pinino
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: AC/Heating motors overhaul
Replies: 5
Views: 9471

Re: AC/Heating motors overhaul

Owners of the Super or "facelift" model seldom report stepper failure, thus the resistor modification that we do with the series I model is probably not necessary in the Super (although it might not hurt). The reason for the improved performance in the Super is due to the reprogramming of the contro...
by pinino
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: Electronic shock absorbers & steering racks reconditioning
Replies: 9
Views: 12699

Re: Electronic shock absorbers & steering racks reconditioni

Hi Allan,

When struts are gassed the normal resting position (fully extended) are like the struts in the attached photos, compliments of DanZ.
by pinino
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: Electronic shock absorbers & steering racks reconditioning
Replies: 9
Views: 12699

Re: Electronic shock absorbers & steering racks reconditioni

When I saw the pictures of your rebuilt CDS struts that you received from South Africa (AlfaBB) I noted that they couldn't be gassed with nitrogen as the rods were not pushing out (new struts always come with straps to hold the shaft in recoiled position). But now I notice same on these Polish rebui...
by pinino
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: Battery for the factory alarm
Replies: 3
Views: 7550

Re: Battery for the factory alarm

It's worth pointing out that on the series I cars, the alarm battery can be simply deleted without disrupting the alarm and door locking functions (but alarm will not wail when main battery gets discharged). I quote "AndyM" from the AlfaBB: On another note, with no batteries installed, the siren wil...
by pinino
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Looking for equal length exhaust manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 6838

Re: Looking for equal length exhaust manifold

As Haydn says, make 'em. But do you mean equal-length headers, or equal-length down pipes, or both? Here's a link on equal-length down pipes on a 164: http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/164-168-1991-1995/466498-equal-length-stainless-steel-front-pipes.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;...
by pinino
Mon May 22, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: I found two wires taped up ?
Replies: 8
Views: 8532

Re: I found two wires taped up ?

This is not true. Ls do not have CDS wiring "taped up and hidden". It's a totally different loom, different speedometer as well. The CDS connectors are round quasi-bayonet style and the wire is specially outfitted with all-weather sheathing similar to airbag cabling, although airbag cabling is 3-wir...
by pinino
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: AC/Heating motors overhaul
Replies: 5
Views: 9471

Re: AC/Heating motors overhaul

Don't waste your time replacing individual gears, find a used BMW stepper and swap the whole set, one half BMW with gear set with one half Alfa with lever and wiring. Take a look at this tutorial: http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/164-168-1991-1995/364089-steppers-r-r.html" onclick="window.open(this.h...
by pinino
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: LWR headlights
Replies: 10
Views: 6669

Re: LWR headlights

It is original. Just try to understand, that it was an optional extra which could be selected. From 10/1992 it became standard together with Bosch projectors :wink: Much appreciated! And now, finally, it makes sense to me why there are so many LWR-Elmas on the used market; and that's also supported...
by pinino
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: LWR headlights
Replies: 10
Views: 6669

Re: LWR headlights

Yes it did, it was option which was selected. Also my 1990 V6 have it, but my 1990 QV not. A little more probing: you say your 1990 had LWR Elmas (at least that is what I understand). Truly LWR or regular? If LWR, was it oem or someone's upgrade, including adding the LWR roll switch on the right si...
by pinino
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: LWR headlights
Replies: 10
Views: 6669

Re: LWR headlights

It would probably be different on other markets. In Italy it was that way, but in my country - Czech Republic we did not have 164 at all. Only reimports from Poland, Germany or France so I can't really tell. Our first 164, it was V6 TB, in 1992 was reimported from France by Czech dealer. Riprex, di...
by pinino
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: LWR headlights
Replies: 10
Views: 6669

LWR headlights

Hello Alfisti, Recently I wrote a little piece on LWR headlights on the AlfaBB, you can read it here: http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/164-168-1991-1995/560729-anatomy-lwr-electronic-headlight-length-adjustment.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; You might find this amusing as we don'...
by pinino
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: H52 conector
Replies: 1
Views: 2291

Re: H52 conector

Does this help?
by pinino
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Been gone for a bit. New springs.
Replies: 6
Views: 5129

Re: Been gone for a bit. New springs.

But since the OEM struts are a low pressure strut and KONI is high, Both are twin tube design, both come new with ca. 70 psi of nitrogen charge to help prevent cavitation or foaming (with age this pressure leaks out), ride height should be identical, did you mean Konis have stiffer dampening? (The ...
by pinino
Sun May 01, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 164 V-6 wiring connections to find
Replies: 3
Views: 4646

Re: 164 V-6 wiring connections to find

Come to think of it, the 3rd independent wire of the O2 sensor usually ends with a female spade and is protected by a round dust boot. There have been reports of a dangling brown-green(?) wire in the starter area—hot when car is running—that seems to have no use. Here's one post that mentions it: ht...
by pinino
Sun May 01, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 164 V-6 wiring connections to find
Replies: 3
Views: 4646

Re: 164 V-6 wiring connections to find

On my car (US 1992 164S) the earth cable is flat (not L-shaped) and bolts to boss on side of strut tower just below front of reservoir. There are also three additional cables grounded with the same bolt, TWO 2-wire with "eye" and a 1-wire with "eye". It appears from your picture that the pair of 2-w...
by pinino
Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 164 12v timing belt tensioner
Replies: 3
Views: 2888

Re: 164 12v timing belt tensioner

"it works as a de-tensioner; as the engine warms up it gradually slackens off to maintain the correct tension while the engine expands." Yes, the Busso unit is a de-tensioner, but it works differently than you describe. It's designed to have extra tension at start up, the crucial time to have a nice...
by pinino
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Marelli ADT101a substitute?
Replies: 4
Views: 3589

Re: Marelli ADT101a substitute?

The man who makes the baud-rate converter kindly wrote to me:

"looking at the photo of your adapter, I see a lot of 74-series chips, none of which would have much to do with baud rate conversion, I think this is more of an electrical signal conversion or a bit-shifter."
by pinino
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Marelli ADT101a substitute?
Replies: 4
Views: 3589

Re: Marelli ADT101a substitute?

Thanks very much, I already have those photos, not too much revealed in that thread.
by pinino
Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Marelli ADT101a substitute?
Replies: 4
Views: 3589

Re: Marelli ADT101a substitute?

P.S. I realize that this bit converter does not have conductivity through pins 1 and 7, thus it would be necessary to modify the cable so FLT gets +12v at pin 1 and negative at pin 7.

I'd really appreciate any tips or advice!
by pinino
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Marelli ADT101a substitute?
Replies: 4
Views: 3589

Marelli ADT101a substitute?

(I'm cross posting this to get maximum attention) Hello, I'm trying to find a solution for people who own a Fiat Lancia Tester but are lacking the Adaptor ADT101a necessary for some tests on the face-lift ECUs. It's been described as a multiplexer. I have located a "RS232 "baud rate converter" : htt...
by pinino
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: For sale (Parts)
Topic: Modul for Ferrari Alfa Lancia Fiat Marelli Tester
Replies: 11
Views: 18087

Re: Modul for Ferrari Alfa Lancia Fiat Marelli Tester

Hello, I'm trying to find a solution for people who own a Fiat Lancia Tester but are lacking the Adaptor ADT101a necessary for some tests on the face-lift ECUs. It's been described as a multiplexer. I have located a "RS232 "baud rate converter" : http://www.serialgadget.com" onclick="window.open(thi...